Sunday, December 23, 2012

Tis The Season

Chinese Scholar tree winter silhouette
Here, we mark the beginning of the calendar year in the time of bare branches, the landscape largely a canopy of silhouttes and the stubborn remains of flowers past. And though I shouldn't have to remind myself to spend some time outside among these things, it seems somehow again I do.
                                                           Monarda seedhead and stalk


Jen said...

It's so much more inviting outside these days. Thank you for reminding me to look. "Chinese scholar tree"--I love that.

Sweetgum Thursday said...

happy winter wanderings in the catskills :)

Marie said...

That first is a stunning picture.

Sweetgum Thursday said... every winter is one of discontent for me. but what an amazing vision that was. last light of the day. and i was still just trying to figure out what the tree was and almost ignoring that amazing shadow.